___Transnatural creates substantive, socially engaged cultural events and has managed an art and design collection since 2009 where creators, both artists and designers, respond to global developments and the challenges of our time. The program characterises itself by a new world where humans, technology and nature work together and reinforce each other. Art and design are central in provoking cross-fertilization with technology and science. Pioneering ideas and designs for the basis of the exhibition program, driven by imagination, experimentation and innovation.
Transnatural events are organized in the headquarters in Amsterdam and presented to a international audience at institutes like the Centre for Innovation and Design Grand-Hornu, NRW forum in Düsseldorf, MoMA New York, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Victoria & Albert Museum. Dutch institutes we regularly collaborate with are Eye Film Museum, Tolhuistuin, Mediamatic, Nieuw Dakota and the Dutch Design Week.
The Art & Design collection and its artists are represented via Transnatural Label and is sold worldwide to a wide range of B-to-B and B-to- C clients. More information on the commercial department:
Director/ curator: Arjen Bangma
is working as curator and label owner in the art & design industry for over more than 15 years. With his strong fascination for innovation and technology, Arjen initiated and curated dozens of cultural events and exhibitions ranging in the fields of new (experimental) and audiovisual media to upcoming product design and fashion.
He founded Transnatural and as artistic director he formed the organization to a unique vehicle where cultural and commercial aspects meet within an essential philosophy and brand.
Project manager / Producer: Roberta Colavecchio
is active within the cultural field as producer and in the commerical field as online marketing strategist. Roberta has been working for Transnatural for four years, started as intern, she’s now operating as a project manager for Transnatural Label and as assistant producer for Transnatural events.
Program maker: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
is a media researcher, publicist and organizer. Klaas programmes cutting edge conference programmes, courses and workshops for professionals in divergent fields of media, technology and culture. Specialism: interdisciplinary knowledge areas, hybrid development, convergence culture and transmedia developments, game theory, participatory culture and the practice of art. Klaas works for the Virtual Platform as programme-designer and lectures at the Rietveld Academy.
Cocurator / Program maker: Imke Ruigrok
Intern: Julia Dorenbos
Mila Schlingemann (Eye Film Museum)
Lisa Linde (Linde Bewind)
Jozef Hey (Director Beamsystems)
Toon den Heijer (Artist, Venture Capitalist)